An Irish Country Doctor
Barry Laverty, M.B., can barely find the Northern Ireland village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there. But Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice.
At least until he meets Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly.
The older physician has his own way of doing things. At first, Barry can't decide if the pugnacious O'Reilly is the biggest charlatan he has ever met or the best teacher he could ever hope for. Through O'Reilly, Barry soon gets to know all of the village's colourful and endearing residents and a host of other eccentric characters who make every day an education for the inexperienced young doctor.
Ballybucklebo is a long way from Belfast, and Barry is quick to discover that he still has a lot to learn about country life. But with pluck and compassion, and only the slightest touch of blarney, he will find out more about life—and love—than he ever imagined back in medical school.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kittyjay - LibraryThing
Told in a gentle, affectionate style that brings to mind James Herriot, An Irish Country Doctor follows the young and eager doctor Barry Laverty as he becomes an assistant doctor to an irascible ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JamesMScott - LibraryThing
A pleasant, light read. Ulster humor, metaphors, local sayings - galore, and the glossary of words was appreciated. Far too much tell than show by the author, which is always a big negative for me. Read full review